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Titan Women Win PAC Swimming & Diving Championship, Titan Men Finish 2nd

Congrats to Westminster Head Coach Pat Smith on being named the PAC Women’s Swimming & Diving Coach of the Year!Congrats to Westminster Diving Coach Heath Calhoun on the Men’s and Women’s PAC Diving Coach of the Year honors!Congrats to SO Connor May on earning the PAC Men’s Diver of the Year!

GROVE CITY, Pa. – The Westminster College women’s swimming & diving team claimed the Presidents’ Athletic Conference (PAC) Championship with 906 points on Saturday. The Titan men placed second with 864 points. Grove City College hosted the four-day event.

The PAC title was the Titan women’s fifth overall and first since 2007.

Third-year Head Coach Pat Smith ’07 was named the PAC Women’s Coach of the Year, his first Women’s Coach of the Year honor (second overall). Fifth-year Diving Coach Heath Calhoun was named the PAC Men’s and Women’s Diving Coach of the year for the second-straight year. Sophomore Connor May (Highlands Ranch, CO / Glacier Park) earned the PAC Men’s Diver of the Year, his second-straight.

On Saturday, for the women, senior Carolyn Novak (Pittsburgh, PA / Upper St. Clair) won the 100 freestyle with a time of 53.46, only .41 seconds from breaking the school record. Junior Maggie Manolis (Jeannette, PA / Jeannette) won the 200 breaststroke at 2:26.35.

For the men, senior David Peffer (Ellwood City, PA / Riverside) won the 200 backstroke with a PAC record and NCAA B-cut/2018 national qualifying winning time of 1:48.25. May earned first in the 3-meter dive with a regional-qualifying score of 567.05. Freshman Patrick Holton (Livonia, MI / Winston Churchill) also had a regional-qualifying score of 565.55 for second-place.

 

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